13 April 2012

Want to be Happy? Here's What You Need To Give Up!

Hola, how are we all doing today? So, during one of my numerous internet surfing expeditions [when I should be filling away papers at work] I ran across this wonderful article, basically stating what you should give up to be happy. 

After reading through it, I thought "WOW!!! Not only does this make you happy, but it also makes your life simple. Simplicity always leads to happiness." 

So I've decided to share the article with you all! Here's the 15 things you should give up to be happy...

1.   Give up your need to always be right
"Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong" Peter T McIntyre
"Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind" Wayne Dyer 

2.   Give up your need for control

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu

3.   Give up on blame
"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else" 
John Burroughs

4.   Give up your self-defeating self-talk
"The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive." Eckhart Tolle

5.   Give up your limiting beliefs 
“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind” Elly Roselle

6.   Give up complaining
"There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints" Rita Dove

7.   Give up the luxury of criticism
"Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations" Gordon B. Hinckley

8.   Give up your need to impress others
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses” Dale Carnegie

9.  Give up your resistance to change
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls" Joseph Campbell

10.   Give up labels
"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about" Wayne Dyer

11.   Give up on your fears
"The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself" Franklin D. Roosevelt

12.   Give up your excuses
"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else" Benjamin Franklin

13.   Give up the past
"The past you are now longing for – the past that you are now dreaming about – was ignored by you when it was present" [the article]

14.   Give up attachment
"... attachment comes from a place of fear..." [the article]

15.   Give up living your life to other people's expectations
"Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them..." [the article]

For a more detailed explanation of each thing you should give up, check out the actual article here

Hope you all enjoy, and have a BLESSED and SIMPLE day!!

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